Finished: 07 AM Fri 30 Oct 20 UTC
Private August GR Challenge G2
2 days /phase
Pot: 35 D - Spring, 1906, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
18 Sep 20 UTC Spring, 1901: wellcome all have a good game
19 Sep 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Hello all! Best of luck this game!
19 Sep 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Hi everyone,
Nice to get this game going. Hope you all enjoy it.
19 Sep 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Hi all! I wish you good luck and good game!
19 Sep 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Hi everyone! Best of luck and most importantly I hope we have a great game full of active press and a ton of fun :D
20 Sep 20 UTC Spring, 1901: sorry i could not send press today, i will talk to everybody in a few hours
18 Oct 20 UTC Spring, 1905: Moderator: (Szpoti): Dear Players,
On request of one of the players, this match has been paused till Thursday, 6pm CET. Objections to the pause should be sent to the webDiplomacy Moderator Team at webdipmod@gmail.com
19 Oct 20 UTC Spring, 1905: Wasn’t me that requested it, but I actually was going to request one until Tuesday anyway haha, so no problem on my end regarding the above.
22 Oct 20 UTC Spring, 1905: Moderator: (Szpoti): Unpausing now. Game on!
24 Oct 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
25 Oct 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
26 Oct 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: So what are we gonna do about the CD?
26 Oct 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: my view is that turkey was just about dead anyway and we should play on - but open to ideas
26 Oct 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: I think we should respect more "about dead" countries. :))
26 Oct 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: Thanks @BismarckAlive for coming back and putting those last orders in ^^
26 Oct 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: Welp looks like I'm the third to exit stage left :(
29 Oct 20 UTC oh, i didn't expect you all had your draw vote in, especially Germany :D
29 Oct 20 UTC but probably this is the best solution after all, good game everybody
29 Oct 20 UTC Congratulation for the winners, good game!
29 Oct 20 UTC Wait what
29 Oct 20 UTC I panicked as I wasn't liking my positioning against France and the vulnerability on my eastern border for an Austrian stab due to that last required disband in Livonia (and pending moves of Stp to Norway/Norway-Norw as preparation for attempted convoy into Clyde or Edi lol) so I put in a draw request lol.
29 Oct 20 UTC Austria had an awful lot of now idle armies sitting to my east and it would be pretty easy to rip through the soon to be only two standing armies I would have there lol
29 Oct 20 UTC Yes each one of us had some very bad possible development of the game, and some that looked more encouraging. In the end we all chose the less risky option. After all why risk a defeat just to slim down a bit the inevitable draw :)
29 Oct 20 UTC Anyhow I really enjoyed the game, thanks to my Austrian ally and to you all
30 Oct 20 UTC Thank you all. I'm pleased with the draw. I felt that the downside uncertainty was too much greater than the upside uncertainty. For the record, if the game had proceeded I was planning to work towards a German/Italian/Austrian draw by eliminating France. I had no temptation at all to attack Germany, and a small temptation to stab Italy that I was resisting because of the risk of a German solo.

I really enjoyed the game, but I'm sorry I didn't take Turkey up on their apparently sincere (although I didn't believe it at the time) offer of a Red/Yellow alliance. That would have made for a far less conventional game.
30 Oct 20 UTC Thaks all - i was worried i would be the odd man out if you went for a three way but everyone felt the same!
Germany and i fighting put us at a disadvantage I think - less freedom of action
But good game all - glad i survived
30 Oct 20 UTC Yes, good game all, this one definitely kept me entertained . . . and yes, Austria, I was actually hoping you were going to stab Italy as you two finished off Turkey so I could go for the solo, but France's move into both North Sea and Norwegian (had only anticipated North Sea) made me think better of it as I didn't want you joining in with France to tag team me as the odd man out!
30 Oct 20 UTC It's as davidc1 said, everyone saw the possibility of being the odd man in a 3 vs 1 situation. It would have probably ended in G/A/I vs F but no one could be sure of that; and as far as i'm concerned i was also worried that, once France was weakened, it could have easily turned in a G/A vs I :(

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Germany
marshal969 (1792 D (S))
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 9 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
France
davidc1 (1646 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 9 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
Austria
Dioptre (201 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 9 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
Italy
gimix (1491 D Mod)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 9 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
England
kissemo (3686 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Russia
TheFlyingBoat (1152 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Turkey
BismarckAlive (1038 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Civil Disorders
BismarckAlive (1038 D)Turkey (Autumn, 1905) with 2 centres.
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